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Adaptive Technology Project


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Adaptive Technology Project

  1. 1. CD: 315 ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT BRIANNA MCCLUNG Speaking Dynamically Pro (SD Pro)                 Picture provided by clip art from Microsoft Powerpoint.
  2. 2. What? <ul><ul><li>  Speaking Dynamically Pro (SD Pro) is a communication software that uses a computer as a speech-output device and can create interactive  educational activities.   </li></ul></ul>                         Picture provided by .
  3. 3. Where? <ul><ul><li>Speaking Dynamically Pro (SD Pro) costs $363.00 and can be ordered online at </li></ul></ul>          Picture provided by .
  4. 4. Who? <ul><ul><li>An individual with a speech output problem, such as, an articulation or phonological disorder. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence shows the program can help cerebral palsy students by allowing them to build grids of buttons a mouse can activate to get a speaking voice or sound effect. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This software was also tested on children with Autism and found to be more successful than other software in helping them with their speech output. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall, with any communication disorder having the ability to record your voice, hear it back, and having the option of text to speech would be beneficial. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>          Picture provided by .
  5. 5. Why? <ul><li>Reasons to use... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The SD Pro has interactive activities to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>improve reading and writing, create student portfolios, </li></ul><ul><li>schedules, dictionaries, and more. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users, especially students, with communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>disorders need schedules and extra help. This software </li></ul><ul><li>will give them that help. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It helps actively involve students in a classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>setting by teaching and reviewing curriculum concepts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It gives the user assessments on the computer, and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>has training on using symbols and dynamic displays. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It also comes with many features and capabilities.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Features <ul><ul><li>Text to speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pop-up boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board-change indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to link boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to print messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisible buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abbreviation expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word prediction with customizable dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special text buttons for text users to set up their own conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build sentences with symbols or text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to highlight words as it reads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to play QuickTime® movies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to launch other programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Button magnification for low vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable auditory and visual scanning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 90 sample boards </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Capabilities <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play movies and launch other programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizable auditory and visual scanning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined picture and message display </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(which lets you put pictures and text in the same </li></ul><ul><li>  display) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special text buttons that make it easy to set          Picture provided by </li></ul></ul><ul><li>up and save conversations                                                                        </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setups which allow a person using switches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to easily open and save things without using system software          </li></ul><ul><li>                                                                                </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><ul><li>The software has different access methods: a mouse, touch screen, joystick, trackball, head pointing device, alternate keyboard, or switch. Users will have more than one speech problem so, if they are unable to use one access method there is at least 6 other choices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The software focuses on, not only speech, but education. It can be used in the classroom setting as a learning tool and assisting the user with socializing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is different age-appropriate categories of pictures available. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A tool used for creating interactive activities, which gives the user a chance to communicate. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits (cont.) <ul><ul><li>Can be used by verbal or non-verbal users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used on a laptop computer or a portable touch screen device, which makes it easy to use in hospitals and nursing homes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your own digital pictures from a digital camera for your boards. </li></ul></ul>                 Picture provided by .             
  10. 10. References <ul><ul><li>Cook, A. M., Dobbs, B. M., Warren , S., & Mckeever, R. (2005). Measuring target acquisition utilizing madentec’s tracker system in individuals with cerebral palsy. Technology and Disability, 17(3), 155-163. Retrieved October 5, 2008, from Academic Search Premiere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feature and idea overview for speaking dynamically pro version 5.x for windows (2008). Retrieved October 18, 2008, from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mirenda, P. (2003). Toward functional augmentative and alternative communication for students with autism. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools , 34, 203-216. Retrieved October 5, 2008, from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking dynamically pro (1999). Retrieved October 7, 2008, from </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images provided by Microsoft PowerPoint Clip Art and . </li></ul>